No new shout out this week, however we do have a follower question but as always I'll put it last.
We're just over 20% of the way through this thing and this blog's gonna be a little different from the rest. I might lose some followers here instead of gaining some but I think this is the most important blog I'm going to do to date.
"10,000 TA preloaded 30,000 TA to go. If I average 1k per period I will hit it before period 40" I said something like this in the previous 2 blogs. But I need to be honest with you I was only trying to preload 1k a week to entertain the 13 of you. That's not gonna help me win. Mainly due to the fact that I will get burned out. Now back before I had any followers I had a plan, now I didn't tell anyone what the plan was. But it was for me to get to the top ten while getting 20,000 preloaded TA and 100,000 Gamerscore. As of right now this year I have already gotten 16k Gamerscore and 23,000 TA.
I am going above and beyond the plan I set for myself, and I believe that's my problem. Don't get me wrong the cut offs are much higher than last year so I do have to score more than I first stated, but I can't lose sight of the goal. Now for the first time ever here's my plan:
Get every reasonable bonus
Score and preload what you can each week
Preload Rare replay and massive chalice
Preloaded bonus like 7 completions
I need to stick to this plan and this is gonna lead to some boring blogs, and I'm sorry about that but I can't allow myself to get burned out or lose sight of the goal. Now am I just gonna preload Rare replay and massive chalice? Hell no, I'm still gonna hit 40,000 by period 40, but those are the big goals and massive chalice is next. Another thing in my last blog I told you I wasn't going for the 7 1GS achievements but I did end up getting it because as stated in previous blogs I need them all to get that top 10 spot. I lost sight of needing them all I'm glad I came to my senses and went for it.
My next blog I want to do something a little different...but I'm not really sure what. It will be the 10th period blog and I had some ideas but I couldn't decide between the following two ideas:
1) Tell you about myself, my favorite games, what got me started as a achievement hunter, and where I see my life going.
2) A in depth detailed blog about how I'm going to reach 40,000 TA preloaded. And how I plan on getting all the spelling challenges and other hard challenges. Let me know in the comments below!
This blogs question:
Do you think the comp should be altered to discourage preloading?
No. Let me explain: Well for starters I really thought about some way to do this, for example you can only play one game across a couple of periods. So as soon as you pop an achievement in it you can't pop anymore after a certain number of periods. But that discourages the people who work 40 hours, have a family, or go on a vacation.
Preloading gives you the ability to stay in the competition when life gets in the way. And for that reason alone I think preloading is a necessity to this completion. It allows the causal gamer to see how far they can get, I understand it makes the competition hard to win but it helps keep everyone interested even the filthy casuals.
Thank you all for your time and really thanks for reading. I know it's not what you are used to but it time I went back to basics.
Thanks for reading guys it means a lot!